How to get motivated to lose weight

Being on a weight loss journey is not an easy thing to do.

Two effective motives to help you lose weight.

Getting started is even harder. It’s not the thought that counts when it comes to weight loss, you need to get started and be motivated to achieve your goals. This article discusses three ways to increase motivation for weight loss journey:

Determine your real reasons for weight loss

Write down your real reasons for wanting to shed some weight. Written goals are a good reference and serve as a reminder. You could look back on your reason to draw some motivation.

Your reasons could be anything from regaining your self-confidence, fitting into your wedding gown, taking care of your health if you suffer from illnesses, or preparing for a big event.

You are likely to increase motivation if it comes from within. For example, someone having serious health issues may be forced by their doctor to commit to a weight loss journey. This person is less likely to find motivation than someone who initiated the journey on their own.

Set realistic goals

Set goals that are achievable. Setting unrealistic goals will only overwhelm you and leave you feeling uninspired. For example, you cannot expect to lose 5 kilograms in one day or even one week. You will end up putting a lot of strain on your body without losing any kilos. Don’t commit to goals that will only cause damage to your body. You need to be patient and kind to yourself.

This also goes for diet plans. Do not make unrealistic diet plans which are rather harmful to your health. You need to be careful that your diet plan doesn’t lead to eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia and the restricting and binging cycle. In simple terms, do not starve yourself in hopes to lose weight. You need the energy to exercise or go to the gym. Decrease the amount of your food intake to a reasonable size and be careful  to also not consume too much food hoping to shed it at the gym. This will only make you gain even more weight.